Entrepreneurs Talk Africa

Entrepreneurs Talk Africa

Inspirations & Actions from African Leaders and Founders

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May 3, 2021 32 min

With this last episode of our founders series, we go into the business life of Jason Delorie, Innovation Executive, co-founder of two startups (this podcast and Tutor Me) and recipient of the Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award.

How do you start a startup? Do you throw everything away and you go gang-ho, or you venture into the life of a side hustler to test the water? Today, Jason walks us into the shoes of a side hustler, provide...

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Today, we explore the human side of businesses. Before being entrepreneurs, founders are humans, men and women who commit time, energy and money to create something bigger than themselves. To talk about this, we welcome one of our cofounders, Gerald Ami.

Some listeners probably know that beside Entrepreneurs Talk Africa, you are also the cofounder of Mauritius Conscious, a company focused on Sustainable holidays to Mauritius, Rodrig...

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Whatever you want to launch, you'll need money. But raising capital is not as easy as it seems. We touched this topic? with a few business angels and venture capitalists (Impact Investing - With Marie Espitalier No?l, Discovering the African Funding Ecosystem - With Eric Osiakwan, Angel Investors - with Abu Cassim, How to Successfully Raise Money - With Alexandra Fraser).

But because money is so important in the life of any star...

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Here's Gerald, Jason, and Marc's key takeaways from the Alexia and Karabo's interview about Capital Art and Artech.

You can find the full episode here or on your favorite podcast player.

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We can argue that without technology there's no art. We need to learn how to paint to become a painter and paper to become a writer (although most writers write on a computer nowadays, but this is another story). However, there's nothing further away from computer technology than art, you might think.

Well, beyond the famous legaltech, edutech, fintech and the likes, we now find artech, and no, it's not (yet) another NFT...

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In this sequel episode of Antoine Paillusseau's, Jason and Marc debrief about their key insights and take-aways.

We continue this new series of debriefs episode, so listeners can have their dose of Entrepreneurs Talk Africa in shorter versions, but keeping the soul of what makes the podcast different from others.

Enjoy!

You can listen to the interview episode by clicking or tapping here.

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The world of Internet has been invaded by chatbots. There's almost no website on the cybersphere that does not have a form of automated agent. However, once you start to chat with those agent, you quickly realize it's a bot and it does not bring you a lot of value.

FinChatBot, the company co-created and led by Antoine Paillusseau, is solving this issue for the financial industry, by offering conversational bots, powered by I...

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In this sequel episode of Mary Mwangi's, Jason and Marc debrief about their key insights and take-aways.

We inaugurate a new series of debriefs episode, so listeners can have their dose of Entrepreneurs Talk Africa in shorter versions, but keeping the soul of what makes the podcast different from others.

Enjoy!

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If you've ever been in any African metropolitan area, you've experienced traffic and possible public transportation. Now, if you compare this to any other metropolitan area in the US or Europe, well, there are big differences. Our discussion today with Mary Mwangi, founder of Data Integrated Ltd, focuses on African transport system and how data will totally shape it.

Moving for pure data to payment system to paving the way f...

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Can you launch in one African country and expand quickly in others without spending a fortune? To many, this is an almost impossible achievement. But for Gabriel Delerue, being almost impossible means there's still a chance it's possible.

And he and his team did it with Fleeti, the company he founded, a platform that helps African companies increase the productivity, safety and sustainability of their fleet.

In this episode, ...

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March 22, 2021 35 min

"Madvee Muthu is a brilliant young African economist and upcoming leader. She combines a thorough academic background with a wide ranging intellectual curiosity about things and is not afraid to ask tough questions to understand what is at the root of different issues. She was a successful Fellow among the first cohorts of the YALI Southern Africa Regional Leadership Centre based at the School of Business Leadership of UNISA in...

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March 15, 2021 68 min

Taking challenges and calculated risks have been life choices made by Stephano Rose, our guest in this episode. With no HSC, he managed to enter college. With no money, he managed to create Nexavenu and become a successful entrepreneur. But not in his home country, but in the land down under, Australia.

In this episode, Stephano walks into his journey and how the African diaspora can spread the word with ideas and give back. His sto...

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Anyone who has setup an e-commerce site or a retailer who wanted to use a modern payment system has faced challenges and high fees. Not counting the numerous technical issues with foreign credit cards and currencies. MIPS, Multiple Internet Payment Systems, has been created after this idea by Sebastien Le Blanc.

In this episode we talk about payment systems in Africa, the relationship with regulators and financial institutions, and ...

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Originally from Zimbabwe, Guy Daines is an ex-banker turned entrepreneur and coach. In this episode, Guy shares his years of experience as an entrepreneur and business strategist. From early stage ventures to long-term strategies, from simple successes to failures, Guy distills his unique wisdom.

The life of an entrepreneur is often seen as dangerous and glamorous. However, Guy reminds us it's first and foremost a question of fr...

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February 22, 2021 52 min

Education is one of those industries that require a total revamping. Jade Li founded Katapult to tackle the issue of STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and bring a fresh approach to education.
In this episode, Jade walks us through her company, Katapult, unique approach to education and how she started and grew her business.
Starting the acceleration program of Turbine, Mauritius Incubator and Acc...

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February 15, 2021 55 min

Money is a crucial part of any company, but probably even more for startups who generally start their operations on a shoestring. In this episode, we discuss with Abu Cassim, founder and CEO of Jozi Angels, a business angel organization in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Abu has invested in dozens of startups on the African continent and bring a wealth of knowledge when it comes to picking up the right venture to invest in. In this inte...

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Are you born an entrepreneur, can we learn entrepreneurship or are we made entrepreneurs? To answer this question, we welcome a young professional who is in charge of the student venture project at the African Leadership University in Mauritius. Coming from a liberal art and alternative education background, nothing predestined Lucy Scott to be in charge of developing the entrepreneurial spirit and knowledge of students at ALU.

This...

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February 2, 2021 56 min

If you ever had a coach, be it a professional or life one, you probably know how valuable his or her sessions were to you. Generally, most of us are skeptic about coaches until you meet a real life-changing one. Then you become afficionado. Our guest today had a few coaches that really made a difference and, while working on the continent, realized very few professionals were offered coaching sessions by their employers. Coffee Cha...

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January 25, 2021 56 min

When, as an entrepreneur, you need money, you know have multiple options without requiring to go through the classical banking system. One of them that is available to businesses and individuals is crowdlending or peer-to-peer lending. In this episode, we have the pleasure to interview Paul Perrier, the founder of FundKiss, the first crowdlending platform in Mauritius.

Paul comes back on his entrepreneurial journey and particularly ...

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Fintech is one of those buzz words that everyone has heard one day or another. A couple of years ago, Mauritius founded the Mauritius Africa Fintch Hub and hired Michal Szymanski to lead the organization. 

Michal has been in a startup ecosystem for a while and "speaks" fintech, blockchain and payment gateway fluently. In this interview, he comes back on the fintech ecosystem and the importance of building one, as well as abo...

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